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If all you get is scrambled code, then you may need to look for a standalone RSS reader. Here’s Google’s page on RSS feeds:

You can also see the news items in a box or “news show” format at the bottom of the right-hand column on this page (and throughout the site).

Here are some recent items of interest:

An Unlikely Energy Development Opportunity Emerges in Haiti

Published: May 30, 2012

Essentially starting from scratch, Haiti has a unique opportunity to build the kind of sustainable power generation, transmission and distribution system that could be replicated in other developing nations.

Here are some older items we thought were worth keeping in front of our readers:

Cuban medics in Haiti put the world to shame

Castro’s doctors and nurses are the backbone of the fight against cholera
By Nina Lakhani
Sunday, 26 December 2010

Top Ten Private Initiatives in Haiti Supplement Big Players in 2010-11

Jim Luce
Thought Leaders and Global Citizens
Posted: December 15, 2010 05:29 PM

We all know the U.N., Red Cross, CARE, UNICEF, Doctors without Borders, Habitat for Humanity, Mercy Corps — but what about smaller, private initiatives of the international community in Haiti? Individually, their efforts are tremendous. Collectively, they are of staggering importance. In the fields of agriculture, the arts, children and orphans, education, health, housing, microfinance, and reforestation, private initiatives are in the trenches helping to build the new Haiti.

Recently, at the suggestion of Congressman Ben Gilman, I coordinated the leadership of select private initiative efforts in Haiti to meet, hosted by Bob Cushman of Morgan Stanley Smith Barney. Sixteen global citizens participated, with another six requesting updates. The informative and inspiring meeting has led to the planning of a press conference to keep the spotlight on HOPE for Haiti — not the continuing hell and horror of debris, disease, and destruction. Noting donor fatigue at the endless cycle of bad news, the group will focus on what positive accomplishments and possibilities exist..

Top Private Initiatives in Haiti – 2010-11

1. Hôpital Albert Schweitzer Haiti (Deschapelles)
2. International University Center Haiti (2011, Léogâne)
3. YMCA Haiti (Port-au-Prince)
4. Yéle Haiti (national)

Agriculture & Reforestation

1. Coffee Growers Cooperative (COOPCAB; Belle Anse)
2. Leogane Agricultural Cooperative(Léogâne)
3. Association Pour Secourir les Victimes (ASSEVIC; Gressier)


1. Ciné Institute, Haiti (Jacmel)
2. International Museum of Art (2011, Léogâne)
3. International Film Institute (2011, Léogâne)
4. International Library of Haiti (2011, Léogâne)


1. Achilles Kids (2011, Léogâne)
2. Orphans International Worldwide (Léogâne)


1. Allied Health Studies Institute (Léogâne)
2. Inter-university Institute for Research and Development (INURED; P-a-P)
3. l’Ecole de la Rédemption (Léogâne)
4. Teach The World On-Line (Port-au-Prince)


1. NPH Saint Damien Hospital Haiti (P-a-P)
2. L’Hôpital Ste Croix de Léogâne (Léogâne)
3. Partners in Health (Zanmi Lasante Haiti)


1. American Institute of Architects (Global Dialogues Committee)
2. GreenLight Innovations (2011, Léogâne)


1. Fédération des Caisses (national)
2. Fonkoze (national)(story)
3. Konsèy Nasyonal Finansman Popilè (national)
4. Zafèn (national)(story)

U.S. Foundation Support

1. James Jay Dudley Luce Foundation (New York)
2. Rotary International (Chicago)
3. We Can’t Have That Foundation (New York)

See also by Jim Luce:

Join Us in Integrated Approach to Build The New Haiti

Jim Luce on Haiti

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